Denver International Airport

Fresh art at Denver International Airport

It’s easy to miss the Terminal Gallery at Denver International Airport, but it’s in the main Jeppesen Terminal, near the north security checkpoint, on level 5.

The space is used for changing exhibitions and through June 2017 the gallery is filled with work by Colorado metal sculptor Kevin Robb, who works in bronze and stainless steel.

On display are large photographic wall murals that give you a taste of some of the art’s monumental  public art pieces and his smaller, more intimate works.

(Photos courtesy Denver International Airport)


See the “E.T.” film for free at Denver Int’l Airport


How’s this for a perfect match.

On August 18, as part of its “Film on the Fly” series, Denver International Airport (DEN) will host a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic film, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” on the airport’s open-air plaza between the main terminal and the Denver Westin International Airport hotel

Starting at about 5:30, there will be music, raffle prizes and a performance of live bike stunts on the plaza (to get folks in the mood for E.T.’s famous ride).  The movie will begin showing at sunset.

I attended last month’s “Film on the Fly” offering – “Top Gun” – at DEN airport and had a great time. In addition to local residents who came by for the music and the movie, some passengers waiting for flights joined the audience, as well as airport employees on breaks or on their way home from work.

More information about this and other free events on the DEN airport plaza here.

Denver Airport art exhibit explores microbiology


A large-format temporary art exhibit at Denver International Airport (DEN) – titled “Acúmulo” (Portuguese for ‘growth by continued additions’) – presents a “loosely interpreted” microbiological habitat made of recycled materials from the airport and objects made or collected by artist Rosane Volchan O’Conor.


Neon light, ceramic, wood, metal and found objects such as luffa sponges, porcelain-dipped Spanish moss, and all manner of industrial-looking materials from the airport’s recycling bins are intended to make the viewer think of paramecium, spores and neurons.

See what you think… the installation is in the DEN Gallery through the end of July on the west side of the Jeppesen Terminal, near the north security area.

All photos courtesy of the artist and Denver International Airport.

Souvenir Sunday: DEN’s new Westin

Courtesy Denver Westin International Airport

Courtesy Denver Westin International Airport

The ribbon-cutting for the new Westin hotel at Denver International Airport took place Thursday, November 19 and everyone who attended received a souvenir mug that came with a nice ‘bounceback” perk’: through April 30, 2016, anyone who brings the mug to the hotel’s Sky Lounge lobby bar or the Grill and Vine restaurant is eligible for a complimentary drink with the purchase of an appetizer or entree.


First night guests also received a souvenir keycard: